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Screen keeps flashing and cutting out. If I move it back and forth and find a position where it works ok it may continue to work for quite awhile and even days. It's an Acer Aspire 2680 about 2 years old.

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Please let us know when it got repaired.

What I think is most likely is
- you have reloaded Windows fron\015\012scratch since the last time the monitor worked properly, but you have\015\012not loaded the drivers for the main mboard chipset\015\012yet. That can easily cause problems because in that case Windows does\015\012not have the proper information about the mboard chipset - either the\015\012onboard display adapter is not recognized properly if you are using it,\015\012AND/OR - whether you use the onboard\015\012display adapter or a card in a slot, Windows doesn't have the proper\015\012info about the ACPI/APM hardware support on the mboard, which may cause\015\012strange problems such as going into Standby randomly, or possibly\015\012blinking video.
- AND/OR - you have an LCD monitor and your monitor\015\012is using Plug and Play Monitor in Display - Settings. The problem with\015\012that is the Plug and Play Monitor driver was written for CRT monitors,\015\012and LCD monitors often can't use some of the settings - either there is\015\012no display at all, or the display setting doesn't work properly. The\015\012cure is to either never use the settings provided by Plug and Play\015\012Monitor in combo with your video drivers that don't get along with your\015\012LCD monitor, or, the best solution, you load the proper drivers for\015\012your LCD monitor model - in that case Windows by default will not show\015\012you any settings available in combo with the video drivers that will\015\012not work properly with your LCD monitor.

So, install the display driver.

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